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Today’s group post is so much fun. It should leave you shaking with creativity. Get it?! That was a little corny, but I couldn’t resist. Betsy designed shaker shapes dies and a couple of cool stamp sets too. They are so much fun to work with. I made a holiday inspired photo shaker card and tag. I also made a shaker gift – a tag to add to a gift box.

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My first project is a holiday photo card. I used the snow globe shaker shaped die collection to create this card. I’ve put together a little photo tutorial of how I assembled it.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I printed a 4×4 photo on 4×6 photo paper. You can choose a different size photo. Using the basic snow globe shaped die, I cut the photo. Notice how I did not need to cut a complete circle. This will depend on your photo and the placement you want for your image.

I also die cut the snow globe overlay in sweet blush cardstock and the adhesive foam sheet. I also die cut the snow globe shape from clear cardstock. The little snowflakes are confetti pieces that come with Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe.

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From left to right, here is how I assembled the photo snow globe.

I sprinkled the snowflake confetti over the photo. I adhered the adhesive foam die cut onto the clear cardstock die cut.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Next, I flipped the die cut with the clear cardstock/adhesive foam die cut over and adhered the snow globe decorative front using liquid adhesive.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink
Last, I removed the backing of the adhesive foam die cut and adhered it to the photo front.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Here is the end result! I just love how this holiday photo card turned out. This is definitely something you could make to send to close family and friends for the holidays.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I added some of the Sparkle & Shine patterned paper as a mat to my card. I trimmed it down a bit so the pure poppy A2 card would show.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Although some of the snowflake confetti can get on parts of the photo that may make it difficult to see image, you can just keep shaking it to see it! So much fun!

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink
Last, I die cut the name plate for the snow globe twice (once in soft stone and again in sweet blush). I layered it and added the year stamp on it. I finished it off with a few rainstones.


Stamps: Library Ledger Year Additions

Ink: True Black

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy

Patterned Paper: Sparkle & Shine

Dies: Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe

Other: Pure Poppy baker’s twine, rainstones

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Since I was having so much fun, I also made a snow globe tag (or ornament). It can be attached to a gift or hung onto a tree.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I followed the same steps as above and changed up the colors of the snowflake confetti.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I also changed the photo to black and white just to see which one I like the best…I still can’t pick one – I love them both!

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I added an ornament hanger from Shaker Shapes: Ornament.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I used soft stone cardstock for the snow globe shape and added an aqua mist base. I love how you can customize this shape to your liking. I also added a sentiment from Sparkle & Shine Holiday Additions and the Sparkle die cut from Sparkle & Shine Words collection.


Stamps: Sparkle & Shine Holiday Additions

Ink: True Black

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy

Dies: Sparkle & Shine Words, Shaker Shapes: Ornament, Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe

Other: pure poppy baker’s twine

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

For my last project, I created a non-holiday gift wrap. Inspired by the colors in the Sparkle & Shine patterned paper collection, I made my own gift box.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

That sequin patterned paper is everything, so I let it pop on the box base of my gift wrap.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I used Shaker Shapes: Square to create my tag for this gift wrap.  I added a bit of pure poppy grosgrain ribbon and some baker’s twine too.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On the shaker tag, I added the “Shine” die cut which coordinates with the wording in Sparkle & Shine stamp set.  The confetti in this die collection, just may be my favorite. It’s PERFECT for birthday celebrations.

Project by Ashley Canon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On the sentiments, I used Countdown Details dies and layered them together.  I inked up the clothespin a bit with snow white ink.


Stamps: Sparkle & Shine

Ink: True Black, Snow White

Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst

Patterned Paper: Sparkle & Shine

Dies: Shaker Shapes: Square, Countdown Details, Sparkle & Shine Words

Other: pure poppy grosgrain ribbon, pure poppy baker’s twine, clothespin

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. For those who left comments on my post yesterday – THANK YOU! Now, click on over to see what my design teammates created.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips

  • Bonnie SharpSeptember 13, 2014 - 7:40 am

    Absolutely gorgeous projects….you are always so inspiring Ashley! What fabulous keepsakes these would make!ReplyCancel

  • BirgitSeptember 13, 2014 - 8:17 am

    Your shaker Christmas card is just too sweet and the picture of Lauren is perfect. She is the cutest little thing ever!!ReplyCancel

  • donnaSeptember 13, 2014 - 8:21 am

    Papercrafting perfection! The snow globe is so wonderfully cute, but paired with a gorgeous picture it is the perfect choice for holiday cards and ornaments and tags. Enjoy that delicious baby; she could not be cuter!ReplyCancel

  • Michele L.September 13, 2014 - 8:27 am

    This is absolutely beautiful!! Love the ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy LambSeptember 13, 2014 - 8:32 am

    How creative and super sweet- and what a wonderful keepsake for family and friends!ReplyCancel

  • MarybethSeptember 13, 2014 - 8:49 am

    Adorable! Love the picture of your darling daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Luanne FordSeptember 13, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Oh Ashley! How precious!!ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 13, 2014 - 8:54 am

    What a lovely colorful set of shaker items! Your techniques are great.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SchirmerSeptember 13, 2014 - 8:58 am

    SO adorable, Ashley…sweet sweet Lauren AND your projects!! :)ReplyCancel

  • JanetSeptember 13, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Beautiful baby Lauren, beautiful projects! Thank you for showing us exactly how to put the snow globe together.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalfSeptember 13, 2014 - 9:49 am

    Wonderful projects, and how sweet is that ornament with your little one!!ReplyCancel

  • Holly SaveurSeptember 13, 2014 - 9:52 am

    So very sweet and great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole ParmentierSeptember 13, 2014 - 10:51 am

    She does shine!! What a beauty she is!!! Love your projects!ReplyCancel

  • janetSeptember 13, 2014 - 11:14 am

    Beautiful projects, Ashley – and what precious picture of your sweet baby :-)ReplyCancel

  • Lauren A.September 13, 2014 - 11:25 am

    Those Holiday photo shaker cards are so adorable! What an awesome idea! Too stinkin’ cute! :)


  • GraceSeptember 13, 2014 - 11:30 am

    Amazing projects. I love all the ideasReplyCancel

  • Susan BeauchaineSeptember 13, 2014 - 11:36 am

    Pure WOW!!! The picture is adorable as is, but in that Snow Globe! AMAZING!!! She is a looker! And your gift box is so sweet.
    FABULOUS post, Ashley
    Thanks for sharing

  • Sandy MSeptember 13, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    Beautiful shaker samples and adorable daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie BSeptember 13, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    The photo shaker card is a great new take on the annual family Christmas photo card. So very clever!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 13, 2014 - 2:10 pm

    Love the photo idea in a shaker card! She is so adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Mary ClemensSeptember 13, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    I’ve been enjoying seeing the monthly moments layouts and pictures of your beautiful little girl, but this snow globe shaker card just touches my heart. Absolutely delightful!ReplyCancel

  • NoraSeptember 13, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Your projects are fabulous!! What a fab idea to have a photo inside the snow globe. I also love your box with the fun tag. FABULOUS design!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy KrugSeptember 13, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    As i was studying your first fabulous card I was thinking that it would make a great ornament and wallah there it was. Great ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah RSeptember 13, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    Hi Ashley, I think I have a preference for the colored photo. You can see the glow of Lauren’s beautiful skin and the twinkle in her eyes more. Beautiful card either way!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesSeptember 13, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, your projects are beautiful and I think I like the photo ornament the best. With 4 grandkids, I can see family keepsakes…thank you!ReplyCancel

  • aynSeptember 13, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    love your creations! I can’t wait to order!!ReplyCancel

  • Betty SueSeptember 13, 2014 - 9:45 pm

    I adore your picture card!!! It turned out perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy MSeptember 14, 2014 - 12:25 am

    You’re right, Ashley, both versions of Lauren’s picture are sweet. When you are showcasing a happy, beautiful and photogenic baby (although, she doesn’t seem like a baby anymore), you cannot go wrong. The card and tag work really well with the colors you used. And your gift is so very much fun.ReplyCancel

  • Pat GaskoSeptember 14, 2014 - 6:19 am

    What an adorable way to show Lauren’s picture and Sparkle is just the right description. Beautiful projects.ReplyCancel

  • Ohhh SnapSeptember 14, 2014 - 6:36 pm

    Fabulous projects!ReplyCancel

  • LisanneSeptember 15, 2014 - 3:09 am

    Adorable! I love your projects and baby Lauren is PRECIOUS! Love that little smile! My goodness….you are so talented!ReplyCancel

Hey there! Today, I have a 12×12 pocket page layout to share using Papertrey Ink’s Monthly Moments collection of products for September. I found myself wanting more pockets to work with each month, so since my 6×8 album is full and Lauren is now 6 months, I’m happy to transition to the 12×12 album. This month, I’m documenting all the new things Lauren is learning to do. It’s the little things that add up to a big deal, right?!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Using Sn@p’s 12×12 multi-pack pocket pages, I built this layout.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My first page is all about Lauren and how she is as we approach fall.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

If you have 3×4 journal cards you want to use, but only a 4×6 pocket to use, simply place two 3×4 journal cards into the space! I adhered them together using washi tape, but you could adhere them to cardstock too.

I used September’s digital download and die cut the “apple of my eye” to create a layered circle embellishment.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Here, I layered the Monthly Moments: September die cut over cardstock and  a photo. I stamped the “fall” graphic onto a pinked circle and added the “in love” and “everyday” sentiments.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

So many of you encouraged me to use my handwriting in my pocket pages, so I’m trying to adjust. I think finding the right pen really helps me feel a bit more comfortable. I stamped “autumn days” from Monthly Moments: September.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink
The second page captures Lauren’s milestones from this week.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I used Wet Paint Cuts die cut to introduce the day of the week that this photo was taken. I just love this stage. Sitting up is such a big deal.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I journaled around the photo and used the format of a letter since I was using my handwriting. I think that added a special touch to this photo.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I layered the calendar (from the digital download) over a photo of children’s books. I used Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook die to achieve this look. I turned the die on it’s side so the spiral cuts would appear on the top of the calendar.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I used washi tape again to bring the two pages together.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I used a Sharpi marker and big bold letters to journal on this pocket.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I just love the journal cards in each of the Monthly Moments’ collection. This is one of my favorites.

Stamps: Monthly Moments: September, Monthly Moments: Days of the Week, Monthly Moments: August
Ink: True Black, Simply Chartreuse
Cardstock: White, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy
Dies: Monthly Moments: September, Wet Paint Cuts, Monthly Moments: Instant Photo Die, Back Pocket Basics, Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook, Limitless Layers: Circles
Patterned Paper: canyon clay bitty dot
Other: Monthly Moments: September journal cards, Monthly Moments: September digital download

Check out what the rest of the team has created.

  • Jennifer KSeptember 12, 2014 - 7:53 am

    Such inspiring pages – I really need to do more in my kids’ school scrapbooks. And your little Lauren is just the cutest thing ever!ReplyCancel

  • Pat WhitleySeptember 12, 2014 - 7:55 am

    Lauren is getting so big! So adorable. I think some expressions are totally Mom and there are several today that are totally Daddy! Love!ReplyCancel

  • GraceSeptember 12, 2014 - 8:10 am

    Love the pages. Beautiful jobReplyCancel

  • Donna M.September 12, 2014 - 9:14 am

    Ashley, these pages are so sweet. Since I have a granddaughter who will be one in Nov, I’ve cased so many of your ideas & layouts. You do a wonderful job scrapping, & in years to come will be so glad you put these moments on paper. I know for a fact that you think you’re going to remember the moments, but time has a way of erasing/ replacing memories. Love what you do!ReplyCancel

  • Pat GaskoSeptember 12, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Your pages are wonderful. Great ideas and layouts and subject matter too. You have a little Darling in every picture.ReplyCancel

  • Dana JoySeptember 12, 2014 - 10:43 am

    Your scrapbook pages are AWESOME Ashley. You are extremely talented.ReplyCancel

  • Susan BeauchaineSeptember 12, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Ashley, she is so BEAUTIFUL! She is growing up so fast. Believe me when I say it goes way to quickly!
    Thanks for sharing

  • PARKER OSeptember 12, 2014 - 10:46 am

    Quite a grand job you’ve done on your cherished pages. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesSeptember 12, 2014 - 10:50 am

    Your scrapbook pages are just wonderful and your subject matter is just too sweet! She is beautiful~ReplyCancel

  • Kathie BSeptember 12, 2014 - 11:03 am

    I so enjoy your layouts each month because of your creativity and because it’s such a great update on the development of your sweet little one. Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth MSeptember 12, 2014 - 11:12 am

    I love what you’ve done with it all.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy KrugSeptember 12, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Fun colorful scrapbook pages.ReplyCancel

  • NoelleSeptember 12, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Cute pages! I like how you used washi tape. Good idea to switch =) I use 12×12 pages and mine are stuffed with pictures! I’m catching up right now but hopefully one day I will be caught up and able to make my pages a little more creative. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • BethSeptember 12, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    LOVE your scrapbook pages!! Lauren is so CUTE!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MSeptember 12, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    Great photo album pages. Your daughter is such a beauty and growing like a weed.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy MSeptember 12, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    I look forward to seeing the changes in Lauren each month. You capture them so engagingly. Your handwriting is a great addition to your spreads. Now, you just need your husband to write a note!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieSeptember 12, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Love your card and album style. And such a cutie patootie!ReplyCancel

  • Helen F.September 12, 2014 - 5:44 pm

    Oh my, Lauren is such a sweet little baby. Look at her posing for the camera :-) The layouts are beautiful,Ashley, it’s fun to see how she is growing from month to month. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • janetSeptember 12, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    How beautiful – your sweet baby girl is getting so big :)ReplyCancel

  • ElleSeptember 12, 2014 - 11:14 pm

    I think your pocket pages are fabulous!! Lauren is a gorgeous little girl!! Thank you for sharing her with all of us!! I just smile so big every time I see the pics you share!! Also, love your handwriting on your pages…..nice touch:)ReplyCancel

  • 3kidmamaSeptember 14, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    I’m new to your blog – popped over from Paper Trey today. I love your creativity, but I just HAVE to say: You have one of the CUTEST babies that I have EVER seen! She’s just an absolute doll! :)ReplyCancel

Card making is so near and dear to my heart. I love the small art canvas to work with and creative possibilities. One of my favorite techniques to add to cards is using dimension. Dimensional elements really make it seem like a handmade card. Today, I have a couple of Crate Paper cards to share with you where I used dimension. I also have a few photos to show tips on how to use cardstock stickers to add dimension.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

Notes & Things cardstock stickers
Notes & Things chipboard frame
Notes & Things 6×6 paper pad
Notes & Things embellishments
Notes & Things tag
adhesive foam

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

If used in their original state, cardstock stickers will appear flat on your projects. However, if you take a bit of time to add foam adhesive to the backs, you can get great dimension on your projects. Here, I am showing how I trim my foam adhesive squares to make them smaller to fit the tiny areas of the cardstock sticker.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

Once you are done, you have a dimensional embellishment!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

I made two cards using cardstock stickers (and more) to create dimensional embellishments.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

I added the foam adhesive to the back of the “Free Your Heart” stickers and it added such great dimension to the card.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

For my second design, I created a monogrammed notecard.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

The angled label and the pencil are cardstock stickers that I used to add dimension. I also added dimension using a Thicker!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Crate Paper

So, those cardstock stickers just aren’t for flat surfaces anymore. I hope you add some foam adhesive to yours to make the “pop” off your projects.

  • Susan BeauchaineSeptember 4, 2014 - 10:13 am

    As usual, your card is so pretty. An awesome mix of elements!
    Thanks for sharing

  • Leigh PennerSeptember 5, 2014 - 10:25 am

    These are fabulous, Ashley!ReplyCancel

  • KateSeptember 10, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Hey Ashley!! It’s been way too long since I dropped by here. I get your posts via email, but it’s been a busy summer; I am slowly catching up to all my favorite paper crafters. I just swung in from the CP website and HAD to tell you how much I love this ensemble you created!!! Just totally awesome–especially the Free Your Heart layering/composition. But that little monogram notecard is pretty swell as well! Hope you and the family are doing great! xo KateReplyCancel